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Fans and supporters are desperate to see Alexis Sanchez sign a new deal for Arsenal that would keep him at the club beyond the season.
The Chilean only has a year left in his current contract, and with no sign for extension, many have been preparing to say goodbye to the player in the summer.
However, according to Goal, Arsenal are intent on retaining him – with Arsene Wenger seemingly planning for life with the Chilean still at the club next season.
While a sale may be the better option, given that the Gunners risk losing Sanchez for free next summer, It is understandable why Arsenal are including him in their next season’s plans. Sanchez is without a doubt one of the key members in the Gunners squad, and he proved indispensible with a season of outstanding performances throughout the duration of the 201-17 campaign.
The season ended after he had bagged 24 league goals, emphasasing his value under Arsene Wenger. Playing across the attack, he was a jack of all trades for the Gunners, often delivering when nobody else would. Next season, that will be crucial.
The retention of Sanchez this summer, though, won’t be enough for the Gunners to lift the Premier League title. Arsene Wenger needs to ensure that he keeps hold of his best players, of course, but he also needs to sign a few top players too. Only then will Sanchez likely consider an extension, with the Chilean clearly desperate to win a few trophies.